7:00 a.m. Update
The 10 News Weather Authority Alert Day that was in effect has been expired. Flooding has diminished in areas hit hardest by Thursday’s storms. Keep reading for a look at our Friday and weekend forecast.
Following rounds of severe weather and flooding, the weather turns calmer through midday Friday. A few pop-up storms will be possible after 1 or 2 p.m. Most of these will stay east of the Parkway.
Come Saturday, a separate system will trigger more numerous showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. A few stronger ones will be possible.
Given the wet ground, localized flooding will be possible too. Most storms will gradually weaken around/shortly after sunset Saturday.
Sunday looks like the better pool, lake, BBQ, golf, etc. day as we don’t expect as many storms.
That will mostly be the trend the following week as most of the deep moisture for thunderstorms will be east of our area.
4:00 a.m. Update
Officials say water levels are lowering in Lynchburg. Heavy rain continues south of US 460. These areas haven’t seen as much rain. However, the torrential nature of rain early Friday morning may still lead to localized flooding.
Our Weather Authority Alert Day remains in effect until roughly 7 a.m. Friday.
Storms from Thursday caused widespread wind damage and flooding. The potential for flooding lasts through Friday morning in Amherst and Campbell Counties.
Additional rainfall could cause dam failure at the College Lake Dam which would then cause intense flooding through those counties. We will keep you updated through the duration of the watch.
Parts of Lynchburg have received close to two months of rain in just a few hours. Radar-estimated totals show 4-7″ of rain with more falling as of 12:45 a.m. Friday.
The City of Lynchburg says the following roads are closed due to flooding shortly after Midnight:
- 2500 block of Carroll Ave
- Old Campbell Ave
- Greenwood Drive
- Otey Street
- Oakley Ave
- McConville Rd
- Kemper St towards Campbell Ave
- Oakley Ave at Wythe Rd
If you have pictures of flooding, hail, rain, clouds, or damage send them to our Pin It page. Stay safe as you take those pictures. If you have images from after the storms roll through we would love to see those as well.
Source: WSLS News 10